Q. As part of the employee onboarding process, my company requests that employees sign several documents, including an arbitration agreement and confidentiality agreement, on the first day of employment. Is the arbitration agreement enforceable?
A. In the famous words of all attorneys, it depends. Even if an arbitration agreement is otherwise enforceable, California courts may consider terms of other documents presented with the arbitration agreement to render the arbitration agreement unconscionable and unenforceable.Continue Reading California Court of Appeal Holds That Onboarding Documents Affect Enforceability of Otherwise Valid Arbitration Agreement